Aircraft Photo of 189 | Nord 2501F-3/RNR Noratlas | France - Air Force |
Registration / Serial:189
Military Code:316-FN
Aircraft Original Type:Nord 2500 Noratlas
Aircraft Generic Type:Nord 2500/2501/2503/2508 Noratlas
Aircraft Version:Nord 2501F-3/RNR Noratlas
Operator / Titles:France - Air Force
Unit Markings:GE 316
C/n (msn):189
Aircraft Name:Viombois
City / Area:Albert / Parc Aéronautique [ Off-Airport ]Map
Collection:Musée de l'Epopée et de l'Industrie Aéronautique
Photo Date:14 March 2009
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID: 171997
Photographer's Remark

Taken on charge on 2 Mar 1960 and converted to RNR version (Radio Navigation Radar, hence the nose radome) in Apr 1970, as one of six aircraft to undergo such conversion. Struck off charge in Jul 1986 and flown to Nancy on 3 Nov 1987 on delivery to the Musée de l'Aéronautique de Nancy. That museum and its collection sustained severe damage during a storm in Dec 1999 and was forced to close in 2000. The Noratlas remained in the closed museum until at least Feb 2004, but by Aug 2004 it had moved on to this museum in Albert. The aircraft is still showing code and badge of Groupement École 316 (GE 316), with which it served from 20 Apr 1970 until 29 Jul 1986. The aircraft's name refers to the Battle of the Viombois farm on 4 Sep 1944.

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